|An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book,
1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
SHUFORD, Alonzo Craig, a Representative from North Carolina; born on a farm near Newton,
Catawba County, N.C., March 1, 1858; attended the common schools and Newton
College; engaged in agricultural pursuits; joined the Farmers Alliance in 1889
and was a county and district lecturer; delegate to the labor conference at St.
Louis, Mo., in February 1892; also a delegate to the Populist convention at
Omaha, Nebr., in July 1892; elected vice president of the State Alliance in
1894; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses
(March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898;
resumed agricultural pursuits near Newton, N.C.; presidential elector on the
Progressive ticket in 1924; retired from active business pursuits in 1928 and
moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., where he died on February 8, 1933; interment in
Chapel Hill Cemetery.